Ashdon Farm

Amy Tree, St Mellion, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 6RX

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  • Adults
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Our small working sheep farm and CL site is situated in the beautiful south east Cornish countryside in an area of great landscape value. Ashdon Farm is south facing giving uninterrupted, panoramic views over our 100 acres of pasture meadows and woodland. The caravan site itself consists of one acre of land, partly sloping, which is closely mown with hard standing pitches and electric hook-ups (16A). Motor homes are welcome, as are pets. Battery charging is available. 

We are located on the border between Cornwall and Devon, providing an ideal base to explore both counties. The surrounding countryside is ideal for walkers.  Local National Trust properties include Cotehele House just ten minutes drive away, Antony House and Lanhydrock House. The Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Mount Edgcumbe, The Garden House, Buckland Abbey, the home of Sir Francis Drake, Dartmoor and Bodmin Moors are easily reached.

The site is adjacent to our beautiful woodland and lakes which are available exclusively for the use and enjoyment of Club members. We have spent the past 25 years creating a natural wildlife haven around our ponds and lakes with plantings of azaleas, camellias, rhododendrons and conifers. In spring the woodland floor is carpeted with snowdrops, native daffodils and primroses followed by bluebells and red campion. For the avid bird watcher our resident wild birds include Kingfisher, Buzzard, Kestrel, Long tailed Tit, Tree-creeper, Nuthatch and Skylark to mention just a few. 

An excellent country pub serves superb food within two miles in Pillaton village. Also on our doorstep is the world famous Jack Nicklaus designed course at St Mellion Golf and Country Club for those wishing to enjoy a challenging round on this picturesque 18 hole course which is one mile from our site.

Come and explore the beautiful Tamar Valley on our doorstep which has gained international recognition from UNESCO for specific mine sites, landscapes, towns and villages within Cornwall and West Devon. Morwellham Quay is a popular tourist destination offering a unique day out for all the family as featured on BBC's Edwardian Farm. Tavistock and Launceston are two traditional market towns that still maintain their individual charm and character offering many family run shops and restaurants.

The nearby maritime city of Plymouth offers an abundance of attractions including the National Marine Aquarium, the largest in the UK, on the historic Barbican. The pilgrim fathers set sail for America from the Mayflower Steps in 1620. 

Take a boat trip past the Naval Dockyard, under Isambard Kingdom Brunel's rail bridge at Saltash, passing Pentillie Castle and Cotehele Quay to Calstock on the peaceful, scenic River Tamar. 

The quaint fishing ports of Looe, Polperro and Mevagissey are within an easy drive offering an array of shops, restaurants and boat trips. 

The Cornish Coastal Path will give you wonderful views of the sea and land.  We have many leaflets and brochures to help make your stay memorable.

The nearest shops and petrol station can be found in Callington, two miles away.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • TV reception: good
  • Working farm

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1 acres

Some sloping pitches

Electric amperage: 16

Lawned site

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Postcode:
PL12 6RX
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GPS:
Lat 50.477584 / Lon -4.295815
OS field ref:
SX369668
OS map ref:
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  • Nearest port: Plymouth (12 miles)

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Lovely CL with hardstanding, views, walks on site and friendly owners! At about 12 miles from home this was an easy CL to get to, the lane is wide and not a typical Cornish Lane! We’ll definitely be back when we have more time! Thank you for the delicious apples. David and Suzanne
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Just a brilliant site great views

Had a wonderful 7 night stay here in mid May, visited Eden Project plus 5 NT properties, all within easy reach of great site location. Everything was as good as all previous reviews stated, Colin and Sue very welcoming and lovely hosts, they have created a lovely place to relax in, especially with the hard work they've done establishing their wildlife pond area which they encourage you to walk around.

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Lovely and peaceful.

A stunning little site with great countryside views. Colin, the owner is very friendly, extremely helpful and well organised. On arrival Colin greeted us and showed us to our pre-booked pitch and provided us with a very thorough and useful folder of everything we should know about the local area. We particually picked this site as it is the closest to Cotehele House which we had come up to visit, it's only 3.5 miles away. Loved our 2 night stsy and will certainly go back. Highly recommend.
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This is a little gem...We loved this CL and were only booked for 5 nights but stayed for 7 in the end, as we loved it so much. The views from the caravan were amazing looking down across the fields and into the distance. There is a beautiful walk from the site down to some lakes which belong to the owners. We were amazed! Beautiful azaleas, bright coloured rhodedrons and spring flowers, with little pathways and trickling streams. Stunning! The site is handy to visit Looe Polperro Mevagissy and The Eden Project. Colin and Sue presented us with a large folder of places to visit on our arrival so we were never stuck for places to go. We will definitely use this CL again the next time we visit Cornwall. Thank you Colin and Sue for a most enjoyable stay.

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Lovely quiet spot

We were only able to stay one night but the landlady was lovely and accommodating but not overbearing. Hope we can go back again and stay a bit longer to explore the area :)

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